Yesterday, the Baltimore Orioles announced their organization award winners for the month of June and they had a Delmarva Shorebirds flavor as both players of the month came courtesy of Delmarva as Chance Sisco was named Player of the Month, while Jon Keller was selected as the Pitcher of the Month.
Sisco, who is currently in the midst of a 15-game hitting streak, is having a terrific 2014 thus far as he is hitting .353 with a .414 on base percentage and four home runs, 21 doubles, and 48 RBI. His .353 average currently leads the South Atlantic lead.
In June, Sisco was even better as he hit .404 with 19 RBI in 24 games in the month, including eight doubles and one home run. The O's second round pick in 2013, the catcher also boasted an absurd .476 OBP and .528 slugging percentage.
Keller, who has been a bit of a surprise for a 22nd round pick in 2013, has been great this season. He has been a reliever all season and in 23 appearances spanning 54 innings pitched, he is 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA and boasts a WHIP of 0.93. Extremely impressive.
As impressive as those numbers are, Keller was even better in June as he went 1-0 with one save and a 1.13 ERA in six appearances. He struck out 15 batter and walked just three in 16 innings pitched in the month and held right handers to just a .213 opponents batting average.
Sisco and Keller join Hunter Harvey as Shorebirds players to garner an Orioles Player of the Month Award this season.
Delmarva is 52-43 overall this season and rank among the league leaders in the South Atlantic League both offensively and defensively and continue to win games despite losing a lot of players to promotions over the past month.
Congrats to both Sisco and Keller for their recognition as Orioles Players of the Month for June!
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